Advancing Egypt's manufacturing sector through entrepreneurship

About MADE Program

The Manufacturing Advancement and Development in Egypt (MADE) program is now open for applications for Cohort 2 and Cohort 3! 

The Manufacturing Advancement and Development in Egypt (MADE) program was launched in 2022 in partnership with GIZ Egypt. It is a pre-incubation and incubation program for future entrepreneurs to work together on developing innovative solutions for the manufacturing sector in Egypt. The aim of the program is to identify students and recent graduates who have innovative ideas for the industry and to support them in making their solutions viable and marketable in practice. 

The program kicks off with a national open call for applications where 25 teams will be selected to join a pitch training and competition, the program’s first stage. Eight teams will then be selected to participate in the second stage, a three-month pre-incubator, where they receive a comprehensive training program to validate their solution and structure a prototype for implementation. Following that, three teams will be selected to join the final stage, a six-month incubation period, where they will receive the resources needed to create a minimum viable product (MVP) from their concepts and prepare for its commercialization.

The program’s first edition has supported a cohort of entrepreneurs providing solutions in the Energy track. Applications are now open for the second and third cohorts to tackle challenges in two tracks: Water (challenges related to water systems) and Food (challenges related to food and agriculture.) 

Application deadline 22 February 2023
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Want to learn more about each track and the challenges it tackles? Visit the track pages here: Water and Food.

You can also register here for MADE’s info session, happening online on 15 February 2023 at 7:00 PM. We will answer your questions and share all details about the program’s application process, phases and benefits.

Do you have questions or need support with your application? Get in touch with us via e-mail at!

Idea Competition

The Idea Competition is the first phase of the program. It takes place at the Startup Haus Cairo, enpact’s hub in North Africa. Before the competition day, the 25 participants receive two-day training on the fundamentals of prototyping and pitching in preparation for presenting their ideas to a jury of experts in manufacturing and business.

3-months Pre-incubation

This phase of the program takes place with 8 winning teams, selected through the idea competition. It will provide you the opportunity to connect with and learn from experts in the industry by joining a comprehensive training program. With access to workstations and makerspaces, you will also be able to develop your first prototype.

6-months of Incubation

This phase paves the way for developing MVPs and getting ready to build a business. You will receive a monthly support package valued at 550 EUR per team member, along with a six-month training program, dedicated mentoring, and access to tailored technical resources depending on the team size and team needs.

MADE Program has been developed by the non-profit organization enpact and is implemented in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Egypt, within the framework of the Private Sector Development and Innovation (PSI) program, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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